Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on Tuesday congratulated Indian athletes, who won medals in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games at Glasgow. Modi used the micro-blogging site Twitter to praise the medallists.
India achieved their objective of finishing in the top five nations at the 20th Commonwealth Games post a successful campaign which threw up new stars, but the arrest of two officials on charges of alleged assault here seems to have dampened the jubilant mood.
Two days after their arrest in Glasgow on separate charges, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary general Rajeev Mehta and senior international wrestling referee Virender Malik will be produced in a court on Monday.
Just hours after winning a silver in the Commonwealth Games, ace shuttler Jwala Gutta slammed discrimination of doubles game in India, saying that singles players were given more recognition in the country.
Two Indian officials, Rajiv Mehta and Virender Malik have reportedly been arrested in Glasgow for alleged assault. Mehta is the General Secretary of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) while Malik is a wrestling referee.
For reasons known best to them, Indian javelin throwers Vipin Kasana and Ravinder Singh Khaira didn`t take part in the final round amidst a heavy downpour in the Commonwealth Games at the Hampden Park.
Indian paddlers Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj had to settle for the silver medal in the men`s doubles after they lost 1-3 to Singapore`s Hu Li and Ning Gao in the title clash of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Women`s pugilists L Sarita Devi and Pinki Jangra assured a silver and bronze while Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj reached the final of men`s doubles table tennis event to consolidate India`s fifth position on the ninth day of competitions in the 20th Commonwealth Games, here on Friday.